SB 1286

85(R) - 2017
Senate Finance
Senate Finance
Property taxes

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Paul Bettencourt

Bill Caption

Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1286 would require the comptroller to prescribe the manner, form, and security requirements in which a person must provide a copy of material to the board for record keeping. Specifications would also be set for the audio/visual equipment provided by an appraisal district for use by a property owner. 

In addition to removal provisions in current code, the comptroller shall remove a person from the qualified arbitrator registry if they determine there is good and convincing cause to do so. Lastly, new procedures for the eligibility and appointment of an arbitrator would be created.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill enact numerous changes aimed at making the process of protesting property tax appraisals more efficient and fair. For these reasons, we support SB 1286.